From hit musician to traditional medicine man: Phelo to follow his heart

From hit musician to traditional medicine man: Phelo to follow his heart

The Bala brothers have become hit makers but Phelo reveals that music is not his true calling and that his heart is set upon a different path.

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Although he admits than music can heal he reveals that he wants to heal people with the help of the spiritual realm.

He plans to eventually stop making music and become a sangoma.

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His decision to follow his heart has not been easy and has come with great physical strain and although he wants to practice traditional medicine he will not give up on music.

"I love singing, don’t get me wrong, but my calling is to be a sangoma,” he explained.

The Bala brothers are a musical trio out of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Zwai Bala, Loyiso Bala, and Phelo Bala make up the group. Zwai made history in 1988 when he became the first black member of the Drakensberg Boys' Choir School.

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It was in 2014 that Phelo revealed his calling to become a Sangoma.

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